Comprehensive and Personalized Dental Checkups & Cleanings in North York
Dental checkup appointments and cleanings are an important part of your oral health care. The standard recommendation is to visit your dentist twice a year for a thorough cleaning and exam. Sometimes, you may not see or feel a dental problem and the earlier you can catch an issue the better. At Donway Dental, we provide comprehensive exams and in-depth cleanings to ensure a healthy smile for years to come.
What to Expect at a Dental Checkup
During your dental checkup, the team at Donway Dental inspects your whole mouth to make sure there is nothing abnormal in your oral and tooth health. We will also perform routine x-rays of your gums and teeth. An x-ray is an important diagnostic tool for detecting decay between your teeth. Next, our doctor will go through and check each tooth individually for any signs of infection, decay, or gum disease. A gingival pocket exam is done to determine the presence or risk of gum (periodontal) disease.
What Happens During the Cleanings?
Whether you have any dental issues or not, we will thoroughly clean your teeth and remove any tartar and plaque. Removing excess tartar and plaque will help with the examination as well as create a healthier environment for your teeth. A soft rotating brush is sufficient to remove plaque; however, spots of tartar need to be removed with a special hand instrument that gently scrapes away the hardened plaque.
Next is tooth polishing. Not only does this step make your teeth look and feel great, but it will also smooth out tooth surfaces, so plaque is less likely to accumulate. Last, the hygienist will gently floss in between and around each tooth to remove plaque that tends to build up along the gum line.
Good Oral Hygiene
Keeping plaque and food decay from building up in your mouth is the key to healthy teeth and comes. Also, early detection and treatments save unnecessary discomfort, time, and money. At Donway Dental we work with you to make sure your oral health remains at its best. Your participation in your dental care allows us to create a treatment plan that is tailor made for your smile.
The dental cleanings and checkups you receive at Donway Dental in addition to your at-home oral health care routine, eliminates plaque and tartar for a healthier, brighter smile. Call us today to schedule your routine cleanings and exams and discuss any concerns you may have about your teeth and gums.